Dear University Colleagues and Friends:
Today, the University is announcing Jim Tressel's resignation as head coach of the
University's football program. Luke Fickell will serve as interim head coach for the
2011-2012 football season. Recruitment for a new head coach - which is expected to include
external and internal candidates - will not commence until the conclusion of the 2011-2012 season.
Throughout all we do at the University, we have one set of standards and one overarching
mission. As we move forward, the University's enduring public purposes and its tradition of
excellence continue to guide our actions.
E. Gordon Gee